The term plyometrics derives from the Greek roots plio, meaning “more,” and metr, meaning “measure.” Plyometrics, also known as the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC), is a form of conditioning for athletic improvement as well as for activities of daily living where quick and explosive movement is used in a progressive, sequenced manner to increase the acceleration and deceleration of an object or oneself. The fundamental necessity to increase jumping and/or throwing height, distance, or quickness is to increase power. The formula of power is


To increase power, two variables may be ...

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